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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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D.  Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation

The Administration proposed to reduce funding for Upward Bound and to limit
funding to non-competitive continuation grants,These grants would be pro-
rated at 60 percent of the fiscal year 1984 award amounts. No new awards
would be made. Upward Bound eligibility would be limited to institutions
of higher education participating in the Federal student assistance pro-
grams, and Upward Bound grantees would be required to share 10 percent of
their project costs. The requirement that participants be first generation
college students would be deleted.

E.  Supporting Studies and Analysis Cited in Section C

1.  Program files9 Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of
Education, 1984.

2.  Reanalysis of High School and Beyond Data to Estimate the Impact of
Upward Bound, Steven M. Jung and Applied SystemsInstitute, Washington,
D.C., 1984.

F.  Other Supporting Data

The latest data available indicate that 47 percent of the Upward Bound
students were male and 53 percent female; 55 percent were black, about 14
percent of Hispanic origin, 24 percent white, and the rest Asian, Pacific
Islander, or Native American.

III. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)

The Educational Testing Service and the American College Testing Service
are conducting pilot evaluations of 30 Upward Bound projects which are
designed to assist projects in the development of procedures to improve
project accountability, student assessment, and other goals and objectives
that the projects may have.

Contacts for Further Information

Program Operations: Carol Smith, (202) 245-2165

Program Studies: Robert H. Berls, (202) 245-8281

Note

1.   Represents budget authority and appropriation  for all   Special  Programs
for Disadvantaged   Students:     Special   Services,   Upward   Bound,   Talent
Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, Service Learning Centers
(until FY 1982), and the Training Program.    Funds are not  appropriated
separately for the  five programs,   but  are allocated administratively.y to college, obtain financial aid, attend